Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of members to an advisory committee on
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers on August 12. Out of the 11 appointees, two are
members of the SU Ag Center's Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute.
Luciano Alvarado of North Carolina is a graduate of the second class and
Frances Benton Gibson of South Carolina is a member of the institute's third
The first ever Capital One bank branch in Shreveport's MLK neighborhood opened Thursday September 2.
The branch â€” the first bank ever in that specific area and the only one within a 5-mile radius, is located across the street from Southern University at Shreveport. The school was also part of the team of bring the bank to the area.
Southern University's Department of Psychology will host the 11th Annual Social and Behavioral Science Undergraduate Research Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, November 6 in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union.
quarterback Bryant Lee threw four touchdown passes to help give the
Jaguar's its first SWAC win of the season. The Jaguars defeated Alcorn
State 48-42 at home in A.W. Mumford Stadium on Saturday, September 26.
Southern University produces the fifth most African-American graduates who go on to earn doctorates among all colleges and universities in the nation, according to a recently published study conducted by a three-member team from the University of Pennsylvania.
Southern University's Presidential Search Committee, charged with conducting a search for the university's next system president, will hold several open meetings to receive input from the campus communities.
The Southern University System recently received a contribution of $20,000 from Kelloggâ€™s Corporate Citizenship Fund. The contribution will be used for educational purposes throughout the University.
Kiyan McCormick, a
second-yeargraduate student in Southern University and A&M Collegeâ€™s
School of Nursing, was selected as one of six panelists from throughout the
nation to serve on the item review panel for the National Council Licensure
Examination for Registered Nurses and the National Council Licensure Examination
for Practical Nurses.
Randale Scott, who serves
as SGA president at Southern University at Shreveport, was elected to serve as
the 2010-11 student member on the Southern University System Board of
Supervisors and Demetrius Sumner, Student Government Association president at
SUBR, was recently elected to serve as the student member on the Louisiana
Board of Regents (BOR).
The Southern University System's Office of Academic and Student Affairs is hosting the Sixth Annual J. K. Haynes Teacher Preparation Conference, Tuesday, October 6, 2009. State Superintendent of Education to give Keynote Address.
Southern University, Baton
Rouge has signed an agreement with Advance Baton Rouge Charter School
Association that will help juniors and seniors at Pointe Coupee Central High
School take college courses online.
Southern University, New Orleans' (SUNO) enrollment has risen
for the Fall 2010 semester and has reached its highest number since Hurricane Katrina.
The University's success comes despite projections that the enrollment would
dip below 2,900 students due to new higher admission standards.
Senior business entrepreneurship majors Michael Pugh and Tonia
Simmons-Doakes represented Southern University at New Orleans in the
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Regional Competition in Atlanta,
Georgia, April 6.
Cheryl Taylor, director of the Office of Nursing Research at Southern University Baton Rouge campus's School of Nursing has been selected to receive the prestigious Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award for Nursing Excellence by the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing.
Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) has received $1.75 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the next five years for its Enhancement, Enrichment and Excellence in Mathematics and Science (E3MaS) grant.
Southern University Student Health Center will be hosting a Fall Wellness Fair
that will include blood pressure screening and H1N1 Flu registration, along
with cholesterol and glucose screening. The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., Oct. 13, in the Smith- Brown Memorial Student Union.
Walker, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern University,
Baton rouge, has announced that SoURSCe, an on-campus research center, is now
available free of charge to faculty members and students who do not have
funding to support their research efforts.
University's Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) will celebrate the
United States Navy's 234th birthday on Tuesday, October13. The ceremony
will be held in the Seymour Gym from 6:40 a.m. - 7 a.m.
University, Baton Rouge will celebrate its Homecoming 2009 week with a number
of activities, including a gospel concert, spirit day, an electrifying Greek
show, and the annual parade in Scotlandville, all leading up to the Saturday,
Oct. 17 football game against Fort Valley State.
University and A&M College has offered its head football coaching
position to Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell, the assistant head coach/running
backs coach for the National Footballl Leagues's (NFL) Washington
Southern University, Baton Rouge's master's program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction -Special Education Program has received national recognition for meeting all standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.
Southern University and A&M College entered into a partnership with
Guizhou University in China that will bring student exchange,
scholarships, and research opportunities for SU and Ghizhou students as
early as next year.
Southern University and A&M College's Academic All-Star Team has been selected as one of 48 schools to compete for the title of National Champion in the 21th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) April 10 - 13 in Orlando, Florida.
Southern University and A&M College introduced Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell, former assistant head coach/running backs coach for the National Football League's (NFL) Washington Redskins, as the 17th head football coach for the Jaguars
The opening of the $4.1 million building addition for the Southern University Law Center's A.A. Lenoir Hall couldn't have come at a better time. The largest incoming class for the Law Center swelled the student body to more than 600.
The executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recently voted to recommend that the Southern University Law Center be admitted to full membership in the association, Chancellor Freddie Pitcher Jr., announced in a release on November 19.
Southern University, New Orleans and Delgado Community College partnered to rekindle an articulation agreement between the two institutions as well as sign a two-plus-two agreement that was announced at a press conference May 6 at the SUNO Park Campus
Southern University at New Orleans' (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies (The Center) continues a tradition of events for Black History Month. The extensive calendar of activities features a lecture by Dr. Curtis Austin, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Black Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.
After more than 50 years, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) took a monumental step toward becoming a residential campus with the opening of its Student and Faculty Housing complex. Residents started moving in January 4.
Southern University, New Orleans' (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies (CAAAS) and the New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History (NOAAM) will present a curriculum-based exhibit entitled "African Cultural Connections" starting Friday, September 25, 2009 and concluding January 2, 2010. The opening event for the exhibit will be on September 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1418 Gov. Nicholls St. All events are free and open to the public.
In addition to
the construction of a new Information Technology Center and the remaining
phases of Southern University at New Orleansâ€™ (SUNO) first-ever Student and Faculty
Housing Facility, the latter of which opened in January, the University has
embarked on a major beautification project on its Lake and Park campuses. Nearly
five years ago, the 50-plus year old institution was devastated by floodwaters
from both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
Taking an aggressive step toward reaching out to the secondary education community to improve college readiness, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Priestley School of Architecture and Construction on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wanda Spurlock, an associate
professor in the SUBR School of Nursing, has been named the recipient of thecoveted "Rosemary Volunteer Awardâ€ť presented by the Alzheimerâ€™s Services of the
Capital Area at its recent Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
Southern University Army Reserve Officer Training Corp. (ROTC), Cadet Tony Nguyen is joining senior U.S. military leaders at the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar on National Security in Lexington, Va, through April 17.
Diola Bagayoko of Southern
Universityat Baton Rouge, has been honored by the American Association for the
Advancement of Science for his efforts to significantly increase the number of
African-American Ph.D.s in physics and chemistry.
University System and the Jaguar Nation congratulatethe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion
Southern University and A&M College womenâ€™s basketball teamand head coach
Sandy Pugh on their historic and triumphant season.
Four Southern University Electrical Engineering students were part of a three-school team of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that placed second in the second annual Lonestar Challenge Design Competition held recently at Texas A&M University.
The SUBR women's basketball team, who were
Conference (SWAC) champions, captured the 2010 Farmers Insurance
Athletic Conference tournament championship in Bossier City with a 60-47
victory over Alabama State University.
Southern University at New
Orleans (SUNO) Chancellor Victor Ukpolo will receive the 2010 Quintessence
Award from the African Writers Endowment, Incorporated on Saturday, August 28,
2010, at the Marriot Trenton Hotel in Trenton, New Jersey.
Southern University at New
Orleans (SUNO) has been named to the 2009 President'â€™s Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll. The honor was bestowed upon the University by the
Corporation for National and Community Service for service to the local
Ruth W. Johnson, director
of SUNO's Educational Talent Search Program, was elected secretary for theCouncil for
Opportunity in Education (COE) Board of Directors. The
council, based in Washington, D.C., represents TRiO programs which are funded
by the U.S. Department of Education.
Cheryl Taylor, SUBR School
of Nursing's director of nursing research, had a national award named in her
honor that recognizes her efforts to eliminate disparities in the delivery of
healthcare to various racial and ethnic groups.
Three SUNO freshmen, Veronica Azubuike, Wynieka Anderson, and Gabrielle Carter were named to the 2010 GCAC All-Conference Volleyball Team on November 18. The trio helped turn SUNO from a 1-18 team, in 2009, to a 10-11 2010 contender for the GCAC championship. The Lady Knights were the GCAC Tournament runners-up.
Entrepreneur, community activist, and author Tommy W. Dortch Jr. will be featured speaker for Southern University's Fall 2009 commencement ceremony, 10:30 a.m., December 11, in the Felton G. Clark Activity Center.
Scientists and professionals who are working on the frontlines of global food security and plant biosecurity research will gather at Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, on November 9-10, 2010, to uncover potential threats to our nation's natural resources and agriculture. They will participate in the University's Global Food Security and Plant Biosecurity Symposium.
SUSLA and Shreveport Federal Credit Union will host nationally syndicated radio talk show host Tom Joyner for National Census Day on Thursday, April 1. The Tom Joyner Morning Show will broadcast live from the main campus of SUSLA, 3050 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. The public is invited to come complete and mail-in their census form.
Small business owners and
contractors are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Connecting
Businesses with Contracts Procurement Conference, March 23, 2010, at the
Southern University Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union in Baton Rouge.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Ryan K. Lawrence will be the guest speaker for Southern University and A&M College's Leadership Living Community's (L3C) Brown Bag Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 16 in the Cyprus Room of Mayberry Dining Hall.
Judge Glenda Hatchett, widely known for her nationally-syndicated TV series, will be the guest speaker at Southern University, Baton Rouge's Fall 2010 commencement exercises set for 10:30 a.m., December 10 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
Southern University alumnus Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army Retired) will speak to students and the public at 11 a.m., August 23 in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union. Honoré, the author of two books, will hold a book signing after his presentation.
Mitch Landrieu, mayor of the City of New Orleans and former
Louisiana Lt. Governor, will serve as
speaker for Southern University at New Orleansâ€™ 2010 Commencement, Saturday,
May 8, at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
The Southern University's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps invites the public to come out and cheer or jog along with them when they conduct their annual State Farm Bayou Classic run from Southern University to the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
The International Childrenâ€™s Outreach Ministry, Incorporated, Honors Chorus of South Africa is scheduled to perform at Southern University Laboratory School, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, in the school's gymnasium.
International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 15-16 on Southern University's Baton Rouge campus with prayers for world peace, a balloon release, and an informational symposium on Southern's study abroad program.
Young farmers and ranchers from across the state are gearing
up for the 67th Annual State Livestock and Poultry Show hosted by the Southern
University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, March 11-13.
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center's new headquarters for the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives (SCRI) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 at p.m.
Southern University is inviting high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to an "Open Houseâ€ť on November, 9 to get vital information about college entrance requirements, financial aid, and courses of study on the Baton Rouge campus.
Southern University will jump start its Relay For Life campaign with a kick-off party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, in suite 305 on the 3rd floor of the Southern University Field House.
Helping senior citizens and physically and mentally challenged persons in the Scotlandville area receive local, state and federal assistance will be the subject of the first of a five-part series of workshops to be conducted by Southern University and A&M College.
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) will host a regional drill
competition from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 27, in A.W. Mumford
Stadium on the Baton Rouge campus.
About 700 undergraduate and graduate students will
receive degrees during Southern University and A&M Collegeâ€™s Spring
Commencement exercise on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the F.G. Clark
A series of meetings mapping the future design of the Scotlandville area will be the focus of a five-day workshop coordinated by Southern Universityâ€™s School of Architecture and its Urban + Rural Community Design Research Center.
The Southern University Law Center's Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty will host a one-day symposium, "State of the Union: The Progress Report," from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010, in 120 and 130 A.A. Lenoir Hall.
Prospective law students can prepare for the LSAT, the admissions test for law schools, in an intensive LSAT Preparation Workshop conducted by Test Review Institute (TRI), October 30-December 5, at the Southern University Law Center.
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies will have its 15th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Tuesday, November 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lake Campus 43 at 6801 Press Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Southern University at New
Orleans (SUNO) will host a televised mayoral candidatesforum on Tuesday,
January 26, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education
building on the Park Campus at 6400 Press Drive.
Southern University at
Shreveport will host its 2010 Spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May
8, 2010, at 10 a.m., on the main campus in the Health and Physical
Education Complex, 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
tasting, and welcoming of the new Southern University System President are
scheduled activities for the grand opening celebration of the new Johnny L.
Vance Jr. Student Activities Center at Southern University, Shreveport (SUSLA).
The ceremony will be held on SUSLAâ€™s main campus at 3050 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Drive on August 20, at 11:30AM.
Vanessa D. Gilmore of the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Texas will deliver the 2010 Commencement address for Southern
University Law Center at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, in the F.G. Clark Activity
Center on the Southern University at Baton Rouge campus.
Joe Leonard, USDA assistant secretary for civil rights is scheduled to speak at the Southern University's Global Food Security and Plant Biosecurity Symposium on November 9, 2010. Leonard will give remarks at 9:30 am at the Southern University Royal Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union. Leonard will address symposium participants including students, guests, staff, administrators, community and faculty members.
Livestock harvesting and
marketing workshops will be held in north and south Louisiana for county
agents, agriculture professionals, and livestock producers across the state. These
are important topics to ensure compliance with regulations as more farmers
transition to home harvest, processing and marketing of meat from
their grass fed cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.